Dr. Robert I. Gelb, MD

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Dr. Robert I. Gelb, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center 332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110, Encinitas, CA 92024 Get Directions
(760) 943-6700

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Dr. Gelb specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Encinitas, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelb to family and friends
3.6
based on 17 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Gelb
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Gelb's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (17)
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in Escondido, CA |
Dr. Gelb has been awesome at explaining everything that is going on with my thumb. He has not been one to just jump into surgerymhe has suggested a few this to try first. When the time comes that I will eventually need the surgery it will definitely be with Dr. Gelb
in San Diego |
Very caring, professional, listens, conscientious, good sense of humor but be open to it.
in Encinitas, CA |
Office staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Did not feel rushed and all of my questions were answered.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Nymc Metropolitan Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College

    Completed in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gelb's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Gelb

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients